Ilaria Rea graduated in physics at Federico II University of Naples, Naples, Italy, in July 2003. She worked in ENEA, Portici Research Centre, Italy, on porous-silicon-based sensors up to December 2004. In 2005 she worked at Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems of National Council of Research in Naples. Her activity was the design and the realization of resonant optical structures based on porous silicon (Fabry-Perot thin layers, microcavities, Thue-Morse sequences, Bragg mirrors, Rugate filters). These structures, used as all optical sensor devices, have given very interesting results both in the quantitative determinations of toxic and harmful volatile substances and in DNA and proteins recognition. In 2008 she got her Ph.D. degree at Federico II University of Naples defending a thesis on "Porous-silicon-based optical devices for biochemical sensing." At the present time Dr. Rea is Researcher at Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems in Naples. Her current interests include the fields of silicon optoelectronics and optical sensors. She serves as a reviewer of international scientific journals. She is also the author or coauthor of more than 60 scientific papers published on international journals and conference proceedings.
Biography Updated on 24 September 2012